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Monday, September 30, 2013 - Morning
8:00 – 8:30 Registration
8:30 - 9:30 Welcome, Opening Remarks
o Ellen Goldstein, Country Director and Regional Coordinator for Southeast Europe and Central Asia, World Bank
o Abdoulaye Kone, Director, Mining, Petroleum, and Renewable Energy, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
o Aidan Davy, Deputy President and Senior Program Director, International Council of Mining and Metals
o Wolfgang Kraus, Senior Associate, IPIECA
9:30 - 11:00 Session 1 - Introduction. This session will discuss trends in local content policies and emerging lessons learned. It will present different stakeholder views on this topic. Why is local content important to the World Bank’s mission of poverty reduction? How did countries with long history of resource exploitation use local content policies to enhance the economic and social benefits of resource extraction? Why is local content beneficial to the industry?
Moderators: Paulo de Sa, Manager, Sustainable Energy Department, Extractive Industries, World Bank
Abdul Razak Noormahomed, Vice Minister, Ministry of Mineral Resources, Mozambique.
Lead Presentation: Svein Olav Svoldal, Adviser, Department of Economic Development, Equality and Governance, NORAD
o Raphael Kaplinsky, Development Policy and Practice, Open University
o Samuel Gayi, Head of the Special Unit on Commodities, UNCTAD
o Lindsey Napier, Private Sector Adviser, Governance and Extractives Team, Africa Regional Department, DFID
o Gabriel Dansou Lokossou, Executive Secretary, Africa Petroleum Producers Association (APPA)
o Natalie Stirling-Sanders, Upstream National Content Manager, ExxonMobil
Q & A
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee, Tea Break
11:40 - 13:00 Session 2 - What is local content? Definitions of local content vary widely between companies, governments, IFIs, etc. This session will discuss the way different definitions of local content drive policy outcomes. What do we mean with “local” and “content”? Are we merely talking about locally registered firms? Or are we referring to different levels of value-addition, geographic location, and national participation?
Moderator: Kristina Svensson, Senior Operations Officer, Oil, Gas, and Mining Unit, World Bank
Lead Presentation: Anthony Paul, Principal Consultant, Association of Caribbean Energy Specialists, Ltd.
o Rupert Barnard, Group Managing Director, Kaiser Associates Economic Development Practice
o Claudia Viale, Research Associate for Latin America, Revenue Watch Institute
o Raul Gonzales Martinez, Joint Director, General Directorate of Councils and Committees, Deputy Secretary of Hydrocarbons, Mexico
o Evelyn Dietsche, Contractor Advisor, Development Economics, BG Group
o Mercedes Eworo Milam, Advisor, Ministry of Mines, Industry, and Energy, Equatorial Guinea
o Fraser Thompson, Principal Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute
Q & A
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
13:00-13:30 Keynote address: Aluisio G. de Lima-Campos, Chairman of the ABCI (Brazilian International Trade Scholars) Institute. Local content policies and global economies.
Monday, September 30, 2013 - Afternoon
14:40 - 17:00 Session 3 - Industry partnerships to support suppliers’ development. This session will share knowledge and information regarding industry level initiatives to build sustainable local supply chains. How can international oil, gas, and mining companies create policies and practices to increase local supplier participation? How can suppliers work together to increase access to extractive industry contracts? What level of transparency could be applied to tendering processes? How can industries work as a group to facilitate increased purchases of local goods and services? What is the role of local training institutes and NGOs in providing this training? What are the main obstacles to ensure sustainable outcomes?
Moderator: Gosia Nowakowska-Miller, Operations Officer, Sustainable Business Advisory, IFC
Lead Presentation: Osvaldo Urzua, Manager, Government and Institutions Relations, BHP Billiton, Chile
o Simon Blamires, Supply Chain Manager, Newmont Ahafo Ghana
o Dinah Azare, Local Content Manager, Tullow Oil
o Simbi Wabote, Shell C&P local content manager
o Luiz Pacheco, Vice President, Planning, Pacific Ruviales Corporation, Colombia
o Nils Tcheyan, Director, Government Affairs and Policies, Africa, General Electric
o Pamela Chavez Crooker, CEO, Aguamarina
Q & A
17:00 – 18:30 Welcome Reception
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 – Morning
9:00 - 10:45 Session 4 - Employment and skills development. A recent survey on skills shortage in the oil and gas and mining industry suggests that the most effective solution to close the skills gap involves the close collaboration between industry and governments. This session will explore alternative approaches to reducing the skills gap, and the role of the private and public sectors.
Moderator: Mike Morris, Director, Policy Research in International Services and Manufacturing, University of Cape Town
Lead Presentation: Harry Pastuszek, Vice President for Enterprise and Community Development, CDC Development Solutions
o Marcelo Mafra, National Petroleum Agency, Brazil
o Antonio Pedro, Director, United Nations Commission for Africa for the Africa Mining Skills Initiative
o Hernan Araneda, Head, Center for Innovation in Human Capital, Chile
o Timothy Melvin, Country Director for Liberia, Building Markets
Q & A
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee, Tea Break
11:15 – 12:40 Session 5 - Enabling the development of industrial capacity: Resource corridors, clusters and SEZs. This session will discuss the use of public policies to leverage extractive industries to build local industrial capacity. The session will explore the obstacles to the development of domestic suppliers (lack of access to finance, poor business environment, lack of business skills, poor EHS standards, and lack of energy and infrastructure, etc.), and measures to improve the business environment to foster the participation of local firms. The role of regional or sub-regional clusters and resource corridors will also be discussed.
Moderator: Osmel Manzano, Principal Economist, Inter-American Development Bank
Lead Presentation: Ian Satchwell, Director, International Mining Development Centre
o Michael Hackenbruch, Principal Advisor, Urbanpol.
o James Dobbin, President, James Dobbin International/Rio Tinto Guinea and Mozambique
o Alexander Kim, First Deputy Governor of Khanty-Mansiysk, Autonomous Okrug, Russian Federation
o Dmitry Lipyavko, General Director, Blue Line Project Company
o Marcio Senne de Moraes, Corporate Affairs Head for Europe and North America, Vale
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
13:00-13:30 Keynote address: Ernerst C. Nwapa, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board. Local Content Implementation: Lessons from Nigeria
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 – Afternoon
14:30 - 16:00 Session 6: Local content policies design and implementation issues. This session will focus on issues related to the design and monitoring of implementation of local content policies. The discussants will address critical questions such short and long term policy objectives, choice of policy tools and reporting metrics, monitoring arrangements, and the role of civil society, and special challenges related to local content development in frontier and emerging markets.
Moderator: Silvana Tordo, Oil, Gas, and Mining Unit, World Bank
Lead Presentation: Nicolas Maennling, Economics and Policy Researcher, Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment, Columbia University Law School
o Stephen Masele, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Tanzania Datuk Shahrol Azral bin Ibrahim Halmi, Director, National Key Economic Areas, Oil, Gas and Energy, PEMANDU, Malaysia
o Nurlan Zhumagulov, Senior Manager, Local Content Development Department, Contract Agency, Ministry of Oil and Gas, Kazakhstan
o I Gusti Putu Suryawirawan, Director for Base Metal Industries, Ministry of Industry, Indonesia
o Eric Bisil Bamamen, Extractive Industries Program Coordinator, Center for Environment and Development, Cameroun
o Ernerst C. Nwapa, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board
Q & A
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee, Tea Break
16:30 - 17:30 Session 7 - Next steps and closing. The objective of this session is to summarize the conclusions of the conference. It will also discuss the potential of setting up a forum for continued knowledge exchange/community of practice on local content policies, and mechanisms for cooperation and support to governments and companies in resource-rich countries.
Moderator: Paulo de Sa, Manager, Oil, Gas, and Mining Unit, World Bank
o Antonio Pedro, Director, United Nations Commission for Africa
o Marinke van Riet, International Director, Publish What You Pay (PWYP)
o Kate Charmichael, Manager, Social and Economic Development, International Council of Mining and Metals
o Wolfgang Kraus, Senior Associate, IPIECA
o Osmel Manzano, Principal Economist, Inter-American Development Bank
o Marc Banzet, Acting Director of Governance and Economic Growth, Strategic Policy and Performance Branch of Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
o Lahra Liberti, Senior Adviser on Natural Resources , OECD Development Centre